Europe

Triple whammy: alcohol prices have been impacted by Brexit's effect on sterling, rising inflation and a duty rise

UK has fourth highest booze prices in Europe

By Nikkie Sutton

The average price of alcohol in the UK is 42.7% higher than the EU average – the fourth highest in Europe beaten only by Sweden, Ireland and Finland, according to new research.

Licensee threatened over EU flag

EU Referendum

Licensee threatened over EU flag

By Nikkie Sutton

A licensee has been threatened over an EU flag which was up in the beer garden of the pub. 

Carlsberg UK CEO steps down

City news

Carlsberg UK CEO steps down

By MC Allegra FS

Carlsberg UK chief executive James Lousada has left the company with immediate effect.

Heineken reports UK beer volume fall

City news

Heineken reports UK beer volume fall

By MC Allegra FS

Heineken has said that volumes in the UK fell “in the high single digit” in the first half of the year amid tough comparatives with last summer’s good weather and build-up to the World Cup.

Spend on dates in pubs up 13%

Spend on dates in pubs up 13%

By James Wallin, M&C Allegra FS

New research has shown single customers spend an average of £712 a year on dates in pubs and restaurants – up 13% on last year.

US craft beer exports are booming Pic: Brewers Association

US craft beer exports boom

By Mike Berry

US craft beer exports in 2014 rocketed by 35.7%, with the UK the third fastest-growing market, according to new figures.

Dutchman Cees ‘t Hart will start work on 15 June

Carlsberg appoints first non-Dane CEO

By James Wallin, M&C Report

Carlsberg Group has announced its president and chief executive Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen is retiring and will be replaced by Cees ‘t Hart, currently chief executive of the Dutch dairy company Royal Friesland Campina.